History Characters / TheStand

26th May '18 8:45:32 AM HazelMcCallister
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A middle-aged farmer from Oklahoma, Ralph is the first person Nick and Tom meet on the way to Hemingford Home after the unfortunate incident with Julie Lawry.

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A middle-aged farmer from Oklahoma, Ralph is the first person Nick and Tom meet on the way to Hemingford Home after the unfortunate incident with Julie Lawry.
Lawry. He becomes one of the Free Zone Committee members.



* HeroicSacrifice : One of the four who are sent on a quest to meet Flagg, Ralph dies when the nuke goes off in Vegas.
* OlderSidekick: He's well into middle age and older than all but a few of the main cast, as well as one of the first founders of the Free Zone. Despite all that, he's always more of a steadying presence than a top authority figure, particularly on the mission to Vegas.

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* HeroicSacrifice : HeroicSacrifice: One of the four who are sent on a quest to meet Flagg, Ralph dies when the nuke goes off in Vegas.
* OlderSidekick: He's well into middle age and older than all but a few of the main cast, as well as and is one of the first founders of the Free Zone. Despite all that, he's always more of a steadying presence than a top authority figure, particularly on the mission to Vegas.



!! '''Whitney "Whitey Horgan'''

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!! '''Whitney "Whitey "Whitey" Horgan'''



* [[spoiler:SedgwickSpeech]]: [[spoiler:Just before Larry and Ralph are to be executed, Whitey publicly calls Flagg out as a "murderin freak." He's immediately, and horribly, put down]].

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* [[spoiler:SedgwickSpeech]]: SedgwickSpeech: [[spoiler:Just before Larry and Ralph are to be executed, Whitey publicly calls Flagg out as a "murderin freak." He's immediately, and horribly, put down]].
26th May '18 8:20:31 AM HazelMcCallister
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* CoolOldLady: Over a hundred years and still ticking. She remains to be one of the most interpersonal individuals within the Boulder group, partly because of her faith.

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* CoolOldLady: Over a hundred years and still ticking. She remains to be one of the most interpersonal individuals within the Boulder group, partly because of her faith.



* DreamWeaver: [[spoiler:Appears in Tom's dreams after death to give him vital advice on how to save Stu's life]].

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* DreamWeaver: [[spoiler:Appears in Tom's dreams after death to give him vital advice on how to evade capture by Flagg's searchers and, later, save Stu's life]].



%%* TheLancer

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%%* TheLancer* TheLancer: During the initial part of the final mission to Las Vegas. More generally, people look to him for leadership, but he's uncomfortable being ''the'' leader and prefers to play second-fiddle in Boulder.




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A middle-aged farmer from Oklahoma, Ralph is the first person Nick and Tom meet on the way to Hemingford Home after the unfortunate incident with Julie Lawry.



* FlatCharacter: Definitely one of the lesser main characters. As such, the book doesn't go into a whole lot of depth about him and shares only a handful of details about his life before the plague.



%%* OlderSidekick
* PrayerIsALastResort: In the mini-series, Ralph and Larry join hands after Glen dies, and pray. They do this as well at the climax.

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%%* OlderSidekick
* OlderSidekick: He's well into middle age and older than all but a few of the main cast, as well as one of the first founders of the Free Zone. Despite all that, he's always more of a steadying presence than a top authority figure, particularly on the mission to Vegas.
* PrayerIsALastResort: In the mini-series, Ralph and Larry join hands after Glen dies, [[spoiler:Glen dies]], and pray. They do this as well at the climax.




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One of Flagg's quirkier henchmen, he's seen carrying out prisoner escort in Las Vegas.



* CasanovaWannabe: Hits on Julie Lawry twice during their brief conversation.



%%* QuirkyMinibossSquad
%%* APirate400YearsTooLate
%%* ScaryBlackMan

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%%* QuirkyMinibossSquad
%%* APirate400YearsTooLate
%%* ScaryBlackMan
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: In the miniseries, he's part of Lloyd's gang who apprehend Dayna.
* APirate400YearsTooLate: He looks "like an Ethiopian pirate" in silk slops, a sash and a coin necklace, and carries a sword around.
* ScaryBlackMan: Extremely weird black man who tries to spook people and threatens them with his sword.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Part of his odd and somewhat pretentious way of speaking.



* [[EveryoneHasStandards Even Sluts Have Standards]]: Despite the the fact that she ReallyGetsAround, Julie considers the Rat-Man too creepy even for her to sleep with.

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* [[EveryoneHasStandards Even Sluts Have Standards]]: Despite the the fact that she ReallyGetsAround, Julie considers the Rat-Man too creepy even for her to sleep with.with "except maybe in a pinch."



* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Woman-Child]]: If she ''is'' older than a youngish teen, she's incredibly immature.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad

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* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Woman-Child]]: If she ''is'' older than a youngish teen, she's incredibly immature.
immature. And homicidal.
* QuirkyMinibossSquadQuirkyMinibossSquad: With Lloyd and the Rat-Man in the miniseries.




%%* KnightTemplar

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\n%%* KnightTemplarFormerly a Santa Monica police detective, he becomes Flagg's police chief after the plague.

* KnightTemplar: He hates crime as a thing, and joins Flagg simply because the Dark Man wants the law enforced.



!! '''Whitney Horgan'''

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!! '''Whitney "Whitey Horgan'''
The cook at the MGM Grand Hotel after Flagg takes over.



%%* SedgwickSpeech
* TeamChef: Becomes the cook at the MGM Grand Hotel after Flagg takes over.

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%%* SedgwickSpeech
* [[spoiler:SedgwickSpeech]]: [[spoiler:Just before Larry and Ralph are to be executed, Whitey publicly calls Flagg out as a "murderin freak." He's immediately, and horribly, put down]].
* TeamChef: Becomes the cook For Flagg's side. According to Lloyd and others, he's very good at the MGM Grand Hotel after Flagg takes over.it.
22nd May '18 9:31:49 AM HazelMcCallister
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[[folder:Abigail Freemantle]]
!! '''Abigail Freemantle'''
Abigail is God's prophet on Earth and the guide to the main characters. She is a 108-year-old black woman who lives in Nebraska. Almost every main character dreams of her sitting on her porch, playing her guitar, usually directly after they have a disturbing dream about the BigBad.

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[[folder:Abigail [[folder:Abagail Freemantle]]
!! '''Abigail '''Abagail Freemantle'''
Abigail Abagail is God's prophet on Earth and the guide to the main characters. She is a 108-year-old black woman who lives in Nebraska. Almost every main character dreams of her sitting on her porch, playing her guitar, usually directly after they have a disturbing dream about the BigBad.



* MagicalNegro: Played with. Abigail most certainly has supernatural insight and ends up being the emotional and moral center of the BFZ, so much so that the Boulder Free Zone committee - which is all white - make sure to give her absolute veto power over any of their decisions, lest it look like they were trying to wrest power from her.

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* MagicalNegro: Played with. Abigail Abagail most certainly has supernatural insight and ends up being the emotional and moral center of the BFZ, so much so that the Boulder Free Zone committee - which is all white - make sure to give her absolute veto power over any of their decisions, lest it look like they were trying to wrest power from her.



* MeaningfulName: Abigail ''Freemantle''.
* SacrificialLion: She realizes [[spoiler:she's been putting too much stock into herself rather than God and disappears into the wilderness for a while]]. When she returns, [[spoiler: the group rushing to announce her return saves most of the Boulder committee from a bomb planted by Harold. Abigail dies of starvation soon after]].
* WaifProphet: Mother Abigail is so old she verges on a BlindSeer.

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* MeaningfulName: Abigail Abagail ''Freemantle''.
* SacrificialLion: She realizes [[spoiler:she's been putting too much stock into herself rather than God and disappears into the wilderness for a while]]. When she returns, [[spoiler: the group rushing to announce her return saves most of the Boulder committee from a bomb planted by Harold. Abigail Abagail dies of starvation soon after]].
* WaifProphet: Mother Abigail Abagail is so old she verges on a BlindSeer.



* FlatEarthAtheist: Remains an atheist even after discovering that the selfsame Mother Abigail from his dreams is real.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Remains an atheist even after discovering that the selfsame Mother Abigail Abagail from his dreams is real.



* CoolOldGuy: One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abigail and Judge Ferris.

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* CoolOldGuy: One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abigail Abagail and Judge Ferris.



** It doesn't fool everybody. Nick refuses to give him a place on the committee in Boulder because he thinks there's something unsettling and fake in his constant grinning and glad-handing. Mother Abigail doesn't like him, either.

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** It doesn't fool everybody. Nick refuses to give him a place on the committee in Boulder because he thinks there's something unsettling and fake in his constant grinning and glad-handing. Mother Abigail Abagail doesn't like him, either.



* TheVoiceless: When we first meet him, he's reduced to growling and screaming. He slowly regains the ability to speak, finally becoming fully articulate when he meets Mother Abigail.

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* TheVoiceless: When we first meet him, he's reduced to growling and screaming. He slowly regains the ability to speak, finally becoming fully articulate when he meets Mother Abigail.Abagail.



* DreamWeaver: He's the opposite number to Mother Abigail, causing nightmares for those who would side with her and comforting dreams for those that would fall under his camp.

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* DreamWeaver: He's the opposite number to Mother Abigail, Abagail, causing nightmares for those who would side with her and comforting dreams for those that would fall under his camp.



* EvilCounterpart: To Mother Abigail.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Mother Abigail.Abagail.



* NoodleIncident: He shares one of his many R.F. names with Mother Abigail's brother Richard; nothing is ever made of it.

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* NoodleIncident: He shares one of his many R.F. names with Mother Abigail's Abagail's brother Richard; nothing is ever made of it.
13th May '18 1:34:36 PM HazelMcCallister
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%%* VirginSacrifice

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%%* VirginSacrifice* VirginSacrifice: She's convinced that Flagg won't accept her as his bride unless she's a virgin. She's remained chaste her whole life for that reason, and near the end, uses the same reasoning to try to sleep with Larry.



* EscortMission: The [[spoiler:[[BeneathTheEarth Lincoln Tunnel]]]]
* FunctionalAddict: In the miniseries this is given to [[CompositeCharacter Nadine]].

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* EscortMission: The [[spoiler:[[BeneathTheEarth Lincoln Tunnel]]]]
Tunnel]]]].
* FunctionalAddict: Pops pills constantly to deal with stress. In the miniseries this is given to [[CompositeCharacter Nadine]].



* BadassGrandpa: Eagerly sets off to spy on Flagg and [[spoiler:manages to kill one of the men Flagg sends after him despite having already been shot]].

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* BadassGrandpa: Eagerly sets off to spy on Flagg and [[spoiler:manages to kill one of shoot back at the men Flagg sends after him despite having already been shot]].



%%* TheInfiltration

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%%* TheInfiltration* TheInfiltration: The first Boulder spy sent to Vegas.



* RaceLift: Is played by Ossie Davis in the miniseries. In the novel, the Judge mentions growing up as part of a wealthy family in the 1930's, almost certainly placing him as white.

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* RaceLift: Is played by Ossie Davis in the miniseries. In the novel, the Judge mentions growing up as part of a wealthy family in the 1930's, 1930s, almost certainly placing him as white.



%%* SacrificialLion

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%%* SacrificialLion* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's killed mainly to demonstrate what thin ice the Free Zone spies are on when their enemy has psychic powers]].
6th May '18 3:25:51 PM trumpetmarietta
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!! '''Abagail Freemantle'''
Abagail is God's prophet on Earth and the guide to the main characters. She is a 108-year-old black woman who lives in Nebraska. Almost every main character dreams of her sitting on her porch, playing her guitar, usually directly after they have a disturbing dream about the BigBad.

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!! '''Abagail '''Abigail Freemantle'''
Abagail Abigail is God's prophet on Earth and the guide to the main characters. She is a 108-year-old black woman who lives in Nebraska. Almost every main character dreams of her sitting on her porch, playing her guitar, usually directly after they have a disturbing dream about the BigBad.



* MagicalNegro: Played with. Abagail most certainly has supernatural insight and ends up being the emotional and moral center of the BFZ, so much so that the Boulder Free Zone committee - which is all white - make sure to give her absolute veto power over any of their decisions, lest it look like they were trying to wrest power from her.

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* MagicalNegro: Played with. Abagail Abigail most certainly has supernatural insight and ends up being the emotional and moral center of the BFZ, so much so that the Boulder Free Zone committee - which is all white - make sure to give her absolute veto power over any of their decisions, lest it look like they were trying to wrest power from her.



* MeaningfulName: Abagail ''Freemantle''.
* SacrificialLion: She realizes [[spoiler:she's been putting too much stock into herself rather than God and disappears into the wilderness for a while]]. When she returns, [[spoiler: the group rushing to announce her return saves most of the Boulder committee from a bomb planted by Harold. Abagail dies of starvation soon after]].
* WaifProphet: Mother Abagail is so old she verges on a BlindSeer.

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* MeaningfulName: Abagail Abigail ''Freemantle''.
* SacrificialLion: She realizes [[spoiler:she's been putting too much stock into herself rather than God and disappears into the wilderness for a while]]. When she returns, [[spoiler: the group rushing to announce her return saves most of the Boulder committee from a bomb planted by Harold. Abagail Abigail dies of starvation soon after]].
* WaifProphet: Mother Abagail Abigail is so old she verges on a BlindSeer.



* FlatEarthAtheist: Remains an atheist even after discovering that the selfsame Mother Abagail from his dreams is real.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Remains an atheist even after discovering that the selfsame Mother Abagail Abigail from his dreams is real.



* CoolOldGuy: One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abagail and Judge Ferris.

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* CoolOldGuy: One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abagail Abigail and Judge Ferris.



** It doesn't fool everybody. Nick refuses to give him a place on the committee in Boulder because he thinks there's something unsettling and fake in his constant grinning and glad-handing. Mother Abagail doesn't like him, either.

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** It doesn't fool everybody. Nick refuses to give him a place on the committee in Boulder because he thinks there's something unsettling and fake in his constant grinning and glad-handing. Mother Abagail Abigail doesn't like him, either.



* TheVoiceless: When we first meet him, he's reduced to growling and screaming. He slowly regains the ability to speak, finally becoming fully articulate when he meets Mother Abagail.

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* TheVoiceless: When we first meet him, he's reduced to growling and screaming. He slowly regains the ability to speak, finally becoming fully articulate when he meets Mother Abagail.Abigail.



* DreamWeaver: He's the opposite number to Mother Abagail, causing nightmares for those who would side with her and comforting dreams for those that would fall under his camp.

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* DreamWeaver: He's the opposite number to Mother Abagail, Abigail, causing nightmares for those who would side with her and comforting dreams for those that would fall under his camp.



* EvilCounterpart: To Mother Abagail.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Mother Abagail.Abigail.



* NoodleIncident: He shares one of his many R.F. names with Mother Abagail's brother Richard; nothing is ever made of it.

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* NoodleIncident: He shares one of his many R.F. names with Mother Abagail's Abigail's brother Richard; nothing is ever made of it.
1st May '18 2:11:32 PM HazelMcCallister
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* BadassDriver: He slaloms around wrecks at 95mph, squeezes between a pileup and a cliff with ''no'' room to spare, and does it all with a little blood in his alcohol stream.

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* BadassDriver: He slaloms around wrecks at 95mph, squeezes between a pileup and the edge of a cliff with ''no'' room to spare, and does it all with a little blood in his alcohol stream.
1st May '18 1:50:35 PM HazelMcCallister
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Lloyd was a small-time criminal until he met a fellow jailbird, [[AxeCrazy Andrew]] "[[TriggerHappy Poke]]" Freeman. Together they went on a killing spree until they're eventually caught and Poke is killed. Lloyd is trapped in jail when the Superflu hits and becomes Flagg's right hand man when he is rescued.

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Lloyd was a small-time criminal until he met a fellow jailbird, [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy Andrew]] "[[TriggerHappy Poke]]" Freeman. Together they went on a killing spree until they're eventually caught and Poke is killed. Lloyd is trapped in jail when the Superflu hits and becomes Flagg's right hand man when he is rescued.


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* BadassDriver: He slaloms around wrecks at 95mph, squeezes between a pileup and a cliff with ''no'' room to spare, and does it all with a little blood in his alcohol stream.
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* MommyIssues: From her neurotic mother, who could be more than a little abusive during certain circumstances.



* MommyIssues: From her neurotic mother, who could be more than a little abusive during certain circumstances.



Also known as [[TheJudge Judge Farris.]] He is a wise old man with a thirst for adventure.

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Also known as [[TheJudge Judge Farris.]] Farris]]. He is a wise old man with a thirst for adventure.



* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: He's usually called "Judge".

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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: He's usually called "Judge"."Judge."



* BigBad: When he takes over Las Vegas and plots to conquer the rest of the nation. ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower]]'' even states that he ''started'' the plague for fun.

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* BigBad: When he takes over Las Vegas and plots to conquer the rest of the nation. ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower]]'' ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' even states that he ''started'' the plague for fun.



Donald Merwin Elbert, nicknamed Trashcan Man because of his childhood habit of setting fires in trash cans, is a pyromaniac of the first order. All he wants is a place where he can blow things up unmolested. He fits right in with Flagg's crowd and becomes undyingly loyal to Flagg.

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Donald Merwin Elbert, nicknamed Trashcan Man because of his childhood habit of setting fires in trash cans, trashcans, is a pyromaniac of the first order. All he wants is a place where he can blow things up unmolested. He fits right in with Flagg's crowd and becomes undyingly loyal to Flagg.



* {{Determinator}}: You might say he never [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun flagged in his]]]] determination.''

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* {{Determinator}}: You might "You could say that he had never [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun flagged flagged]]]] in his]]]] his determination.''



* BaldOfEvil: In the miniseries where he is played by Creator/EdHarris.

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* BaldOfEvil: In the miniseries miniseries, where he is played by Creator/EdHarris.
29th Apr '18 6:00:28 PM HazelMcCallister
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* OneHundredAndEight: She's 108 years old when the story sets.
* BigGood: She's considered to be the symbolic leader of the Boulder region due to her appearing in dreams and being something of the spiritual leader of the area.

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* OneHundredAndEight: She's 108 years old when the story sets.
is set.
* BigGood: She's considered to be the symbolic leader of the Boulder region Free Zone due to her appearing in dreams and being something of the spiritual leader of the area.



* DreamWeaver: In the aftermath of the Captain Tripps plague, she and Flagg start appearing in peoples dreams throughout the holdovers of humanity.

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* DreamWeaver: In the aftermath of the Captain Tripps plague, she and Flagg start appearing in peoples the dreams throughout of most of the holdovers of humanity.survivors.



* MagicalNegro: Played with. Abagail most certainly has supernatural insight and ends up being the emotional and moral center of the BFZ, so much so that the council - which is all white - make sure to give her absolute veto power over any of their decisions, lest it look like they were trying to wrest power from her.
** [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted by the very hero-worship outlined above. Her duty's just getting everyone together and pointing the way, but she enjoys the attention so much that she inadvertently indulges in Pride and leads the council astray from their real duty of dealing with Flagg.]]

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* MagicalNegro: Played with. Abagail most certainly has supernatural insight and ends up being the emotional and moral center of the BFZ, so much so that the council Boulder Free Zone committee - which is all white - make sure to give her absolute veto power over any of their decisions, lest it look like they were trying to wrest power from her.
** [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted by the very hero-worship outlined above. Her duty's just getting everyone together and pointing the way, but she enjoys the attention so much that she inadvertently indulges in Pride and leads the council committee astray from their real duty of dealing with Flagg.]]Flagg]].



* SacrificialLion: She realizes [[spoiler:she's been putting too much stock into herself rather than God and disappears into the wilderness for a while]]. When she returns, [[spoiler: the group rushing to announce her return saves most of the Boulder council from a bomb planted by Harold. Abigial dies of starvation soon after]].

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* SacrificialLion: She realizes [[spoiler:she's been putting too much stock into herself rather than God and disappears into the wilderness for a while]]. When she returns, [[spoiler: the group rushing to announce her return saves most of the Boulder council committee from a bomb planted by Harold. Abigial Abagail dies of starvation soon after]].



* WastelandElder: She started put as an old woman living in a field in Nebraska. Afterwards, she became a de facto leader for a faction of naturally-immune super-plague survivors that were unambiguously the "good guys".

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* WastelandElder: She started put as an old woman living in a field in Nebraska. Afterwards, she became a de facto leader for a faction of naturally-immune super-plague survivors that were unambiguously the "good guys".guys."



Stu Redman grew up in Arnette, Texas, and was stuck working in a calculator factory to support his brother when his parents died. When the Superflu's Patient Zero crashed into the gas station in his town, Stu was transplanted to a plague control center in Vermont. A redneck with a heart of gold, Stu quickly became a leader among survivors.

* ActionSurvivor: Stu is an aging, regular dude from a lonely part of the country who finds himself wrapped up in, in order: a government cover-up, a post-apocalyptic survivor, rebuilding society, and a climactic battle between good and evil.

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Stu Redman grew up in Arnette, Texas, and was stuck working in a calculator factory to support his brother when his parents died. When the Superflu's Patient Zero crashed crashes into the gas station in his town, Stu was transplanted to a plague control center in Vermont. A redneck with a heart of gold, Stu quickly became becomes a leader among survivors.

* ActionSurvivor: Stu is an aging, regular dude from a lonely part of the country who finds himself wrapped up in, in order: a government cover-up, a post-apocalyptic survivor, survival, rebuilding society, and a climactic battle between good and evil.



* TheEveryman: When it comes down to it, Stu is just a guy from East Texas with very little to set him apart from the WeirdnessCensor that kept him from getting killed during a superflu outbreak.

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* TheEveryman: When it comes down to it, Stu is just a guy from East Texas with very little to set him apart apart, aside from the WeirdnessCensor that kept him from getting killed during a superflu the Superflu outbreak.



* GoodOlBoy: Naturally, as an aging Eastern Texan in the '70's (or '80's, depending on the book edition).
* TheGunslinger: First marshal of Boulder.

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* GoodOlBoy: Naturally, as an aging Eastern Texan in the '70's '70s (or '80's, '80s, depending on the book edition).
* TheGunslinger: First marshal Marshal of Boulder.



* MeaningfulName: Stu [[NobleSavage Redman]]
* OptOut: Stu Redman is forced to do this near the end of the novel due to injury. [[spoiler:It ends up saving his life, and is more than hinted at that ''God'' did this intentionally so the resolution is left unambiguous for the Boulder survivors]].
%%* PermaStubble

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* MeaningfulName: Stu [[NobleSavage Redman]]
Redman]].
* OptOut: Stu Redman is forced to do this near the end of the novel due to injury. [[spoiler:It ends up saving his life, and is it's more than hinted at that ''God'' did this intentionally so the resolution is left unambiguous for the Boulder survivors]].
%%* PermaStubble* PermaStubble: What with spending all his time imprisoned in a hospital or on the road, he rarely gets a chance to shave and he notes that he "haired up fast."



* SupportingLeader: In addition to being appointed [[TheGunslinger First Marshall]] of Boulder, he leads the final mission to overthrow the Dark Man. [[spoiler: It turns out he was only sent in order to BringNewsBack about the others' subsequent sacrifice and destruction of Flagg's kingdom.]] See PassingTheTorch on the main page.

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* SupportingLeader: In addition to being appointed [[TheGunslinger First Marshall]] of Boulder, he leads the final mission to overthrow the Dark Man. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out he was only sent in order to BringNewsBack about the others' subsequent sacrifice and destruction of Flagg's kingdom.]] kingdom]]. See PassingTheTorch on the main page.



* DaddysGirl: The person she's closest to is her father, and this causes he no small amount of anguish when it finally hits that she's eventually going to have to bury him after he dies from Captain Tripps.
* TheChick: The ''only'' feminine member of the team from the group that rebuilds and leads Boulder.

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* DaddysGirl: The person she's closest to is her father, and this causes he her no small amount of anguish when it finally hits that she's eventually going to have to bury him after he dies from Captain Tripps.
* TheChick: The ''only'' feminine member of the team from the group that rebuilds and leads Boulder.



Nicholas Andros was born deaf-mute, or physically unable to hear or speak. To communicate, he reads lips and writes on a pad of paper. Orphaned at a young age, Nick grew up in an orphanage. He left at age 16 and hitchhiked from town to town, taking odd jobs. Nick was in Shoyo, Arkansas, when the Superflu hit. He cannot understand why people look to him as a leader.

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Nicholas Andros was born deaf-mute, or physically unable to hear or speak.deaf-mute. To communicate, he reads lips and writes on a pad of paper. Orphaned at a young age, Nick grew up in an orphanage. He left at age 16 and hitchhiked from town to town, taking odd jobs. Nick was is in Shoyo, Arkansas, when the Superflu hit.hits. He cannot understand why people look to him as a leader.



* DecoyProtagonist Possibly the most protagonistic of the series, [[spoiler: until its subverted during his death three-quarters through the novel. Then again, he does act as a SpiritAdvisor for Tom, so maybe not so subverted]]...
%%* DreamWeaver
* TheDrifter: He drifted from the age of 16, doing oddjobs to keep himself fed over the years.

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* DecoyProtagonist Possibly the most protagonistic of the series, [[spoiler: until its subverted during due to his death three-quarters of the way through the novel. Then again, he does act as a SpiritAdvisor for Tom, so maybe not so subverted]]...
%%* DreamWeaver
* DreamWeaver: [[spoiler:Appears in Tom's dreams after death to give him vital advice on how to save Stu's life]].
* TheDrifter: He drifted from the age of 16, doing oddjobs odd jobs to keep himself fed over the years.



%%* FieldPromotion
%%* FlatEarthAtheist

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%%* FieldPromotion
%%* FlatEarthAtheist
* FieldPromotion: Gets deputized when Sheriff Baker becomes too sick to look after Nick's jailed attackers, a responsibility Nick takes very seriously.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Remains an atheist even after discovering that the selfsame Mother Abagail from his dreams is real.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Attempts to defuse a bomb to save the others.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Attempts to defuse a bomb to save the others.]]others]].



* MayorOfAGhostTown: in Shoyo after Captain Tripps runs its course.

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* MayorOfAGhostTown: in Of Shoyo after Captain Tripps runs its course.



%%* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpeechless: As a deaf mute, Nick has to communicate via lip-reading and writing down what he wants to communicate (since he hasn't learned sign language, and most characters couldn't understand it even if he had).

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%%* TheSmartGuy
* TheSmartGuy: Other characters are consistently impressed with his ability to communicate, and look to him for advice and thoughts. He was even close to earning a GED despite being a drifter when the book opens.
* TheSpeechless: As a deaf mute, deaf-mute, Nick has to communicate via lip-reading and writing down what he wants to communicate (since he hasn't learned sign language, and most characters couldn't understand it even if he had).



* AllTakeAndNoGive: His mom calls him a "taker", which comes back to haunt him many times. To put it in the words of his friend Wayne Stukey, there's "something in [Larry] that's like biting on tinfoil."

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* AllTakeAndNoGive: His mom calls him a "taker", "taker," which comes back to haunt him many times. To put it in the words of his friend Wayne Stukey, there's "something in [Larry] that's like biting on tinfoil."



* CelebritySurvivor: Sort of; his first single had become a hit right before the plague wiped out everyone, and soon after everyone has forgotten that he was kind of famous. It's lampshaded late in the book, when Fran is talking to Larry trying to remember who sang "Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?" and says the name's on the tip of her tongue. [[OldShame Larry lies that he can't remember either.]]

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* CelebritySurvivor: Sort of; his first single had become a hit right before the plague wiped out everyone, and soon after everyone has forgotten that he was kind of famous. It's lampshaded late in the book, when Fran is talking to Larry trying to remember who sang "Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?" and says the name's on the tip of her tongue. [[OldShame Larry lies that he can't remember either.]]either]].



* RunningGag: People are surprised that Larry is white because apparantly he "sounds black" on the song "Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?".

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* RunningGag: People are surprised that Larry is white because apparantly apparently he "sounds black" on the song "Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?".






* GoodOlBoy / FarmBoy : In the book, Ralph is described as a former hobby farmer who could never quite make ends meet.

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* GoodOlBoy / FarmBoy : GoodOlBoy[=/=]FarmBoy: In the book, Ralph is described as a former hobby farmer who could never quite make ends meet.



* PrayerIsALastResort : In the mini-series, Ralph and Larry join hands after Glen dies, and pray. They do this as well at the climax.

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* PrayerIsALastResort : PrayerIsALastResort: In the mini-series, Ralph and Larry join hands after Glen dies, and pray. They do this as well at the climax.



* CoolOldGuy : One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abagail and Judge Ferris.

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* CoolOldGuy : CoolOldGuy: One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abagail and Judge Ferris.



* EccentricMentor : In the novel, he mentions a habit of opening savings accounts, only to close them out three days later. He's a terrible hobby painter, and so bad with money that he lives on peanut butter sandwiches for days before payday.

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* EccentricMentor : EccentricMentor: In the novel, he mentions a habit of opening savings accounts, only to close them out three days later. He's a terrible hobby painter, and so bad with money that he lives on peanut butter sandwiches for days before payday.



* HeroicDog: When Stu [[spoiler:breaks his leg on the way to Vegas and has to stay behind, Kojak saves his life by bringing him food and firewood.]]

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* HeroicDog: When Stu [[spoiler:breaks his leg on the way to Vegas and has to stay behind, Kojak saves his life by bringing him food and firewood.]]firewood]].



* CatchPhrase: "M‑O‑O‑N, that spells [any word]", including illegal, ruptures, [=DeeDee=] Packalotte, tired, Stu Redman, sore feet, moon, Tom Cullen, trouble, and deafmute. He also theorizes that C-I-T-Y-L-I-M-I-T-S spells Boulder. Laws yes.
* ChekhovsGunman: Generally serves as little more than comic relief and an obstacle for Nick Andros (albeit an amusing and endearing one) during his journey to Boulder. He's virtually forgotten by the third act, until [[spoiler: he comes out of nowhere to save Stu's life, making it possible for the other members of the Free Zone to learn of what transpired in Las Vegas.]]
* DisabilityImmunity: Flagg is unable to sense him, because of his retardation.

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* CatchPhrase: "M‑O‑O‑N, that spells [any word]", word]," including illegal, ruptures, [=DeeDee=] Packalotte, tired, Stu Redman, sore feet, moon, Tom Cullen, trouble, and deafmute.deaf-mute. He also theorizes that C-I-T-Y-L-I-M-I-T-S spells Boulder. Laws yes.
* ChekhovsGunman: Generally serves as little more than comic relief and an obstacle for Nick Andros (albeit an amusing and endearing one) during his journey to Boulder. He's virtually forgotten by the third act, until [[spoiler: he comes out of nowhere to save Stu's life, making it possible for the other members of the Free Zone to learn of what transpired in Las Vegas.]]
Vegas]].
* DisabilityImmunity: Flagg is unable to sense him, him because of his retardation.



%%* TheFool

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%%* TheFool* TheFool: [[spoiler:Also one of the few more-important characters who survives to the very end, either out of luck or supernatural intervention (assuming there's any difference)]].



* ThirdPersonPerson: He often refers to himself as "Tom Cullen".

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* ThirdPersonPerson: He often refers to himself as "Tom Cullen".Cullen."



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Is this to Frannie in the miniseries, where Frannie's father says that Harold's had a crush on her since Frannie was nine years old. In the novel his big sister was Frannie's best friend, but they only really got to know each other after the superflu had ravaged Oguinquit.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Is this to Frannie in the miniseries, where Frannie's father says that Harold's had a crush on her since Frannie was nine years old. In the novel his big sister was Frannie's best friend, but they only really got to know each other after the superflu Superflu had ravaged Oguinquit.



* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: His last moments are very pitiful.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: His last moments are very pitiful.]]pitiful]].



* AteHisGun: [[spoiler:After being left behind by Flagg, he chooses to write a suicide note and fire his gun inside of his mouth.]]

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* AteHisGun: [[spoiler:After being left behind by Flagg, he chooses to write a suicide note and fire his gun inside of his mouth.]]mouth]].



* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Plants a bomb in Boulder to get back at the world for mistreating him.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He causes a lot of trouble for the heroes [[spoiler: when he bombs them and kills Nick]], but he's ultimately just another pawn of Flagg.

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* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Plants a bomb in Boulder to get back at the world for mistreating him.]]
him]].
* BigBadWannabe: He causes a lot of trouble for the heroes [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he bombs them and kills Nick]], but he's ultimately just another pawn of Flagg.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: His IgnoredEpiphany begins with him comparing himself negatively to American internment camps during World War II, dismissing them as founded from baseless paranoia and racism- and wondering if he's going down the same path.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: His IgnoredEpiphany begins with him comparing himself negatively to American internment camps during World War II, dismissing them as founded from baseless paranoia and racism- racism - and wondering if he's going down the same path.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After being manipulated and driven by envy, he sets a bomb up to kill the Boulder community and go to Las Vegas.]]
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He realizes that he could have went on and become a valued member of the Boulder community if he'd let go of his petty grudges, but by that point he is alone in the middle of the desert and left for dead.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After being manipulated and driven by envy, he sets a bomb up to kill the Boulder community and go goes to Las Vegas.]]
Vegas]].
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He realizes that he could have went gone on and become a valued member of the Boulder community if he'd let go of his petty grudges, but by that point he is alone in the middle of the desert and left for dead.]]dead]].



* IgnoredEpiphany: Harold has a moment when the camaraderie he shares with his coworkers makes him see that all the {{Wangst}}y bullshit he's been carrying around since high school is just that: bullshit. He resolves to give up his plan [[spoiler:to betray the Free Zone]] and settle down. [[spoiler:Then Nadine seduces him on orders from Flagg, and things go downhill from there...]]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His InsufferableGenius tendencies serve to compensate for the fact that he has been mocked and outcasted his whole life. Flagg preys on this to make him turn against his friends.
* InSeriesNickname: He receives the nickname "Hawk" in Boulder. He first thinks it's a bad joke, the he realizes it's serious and people actually respect him. [[spoiler:He signs his suicide note as Hawk.]]

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* IgnoredEpiphany: Harold has a moment when the camaraderie he shares with his coworkers makes him see that all the {{Wangst}}y bullshit he's been carrying around since high school is just that: bullshit. He resolves to give up his plan [[spoiler:to betray the Free Zone]] and settle down. [[spoiler:Then Nadine seduces him on orders from Flagg, and things go downhill from there...]]
there]]...
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His InsufferableGenius tendencies serve to compensate for the fact that he has been mocked and outcasted outcast his whole life. Flagg preys on this to make him turn against his friends.
* InSeriesNickname: He receives the nickname "Hawk" in Boulder. He first thinks it's a bad joke, the he realizes it's serious and people actually respect him. [[spoiler:He signs his suicide note as Hawk.]]Hawk]].



* ManChild: Harold is very intelligent, but quite immature for his age.

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* ManChild: Harold is very intelligent, but quite immature for his age.age (and considering he's only a teenager, that's saying something).



* MeaningfulName: [[FunWithAcronyms Harold E. Lauder]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[FunWithAcronyms Harold E. Lauder]]Lauder]].



* NietzscheWannabe: Begins to take on these beliefs

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* NietzscheWannabe: Begins to take on these beliefsbeliefs.



* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery: [[spoiler:See AlasPoorVillain and {{Wangst}}.]]
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:Harold, who realizes he ''can'' make a new and better life for himself in Boulder, chooses to settle all of his childish grudges instead.]]
%%* TheResenter

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* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery: [[spoiler:See AlasPoorVillain and {{Wangst}}.]]
{{Wangst}}]].
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:Harold, who realizes he ''can'' make a new and better life for himself in Boulder, chooses to settle all of his childish grudges instead.]]
%%* TheResenter
instead]].
* TheResenter: Toward Stu, after Stu and Frannie become a couple.



* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Harold becomes one when he reads Frannie's diary.]] When he starts up the practice, many characters start to comment on how cheery he's become. Oh, if only they knew...
** It doesn't fool everybody. Nick refuses to give him a place on the council in Boulder because he thinks there's something unsettling and fake in his constant grinning and glad-handing. Mother Abagail doesn't like him, either.
* TheUnfavourite: His parents always frowned on his nerdy ways.
* {{Wangst}}: Harold's bitterness over being picked on throughout his school years and his inability to just get over it ends up with [[spoiler:him falling to TheDarkSide.]] After realizing how accepted he's become in Boulder, he realizes that holding on to his old grudges is stupid and pathetic and resolves to change... but then, [[spoiler:along comes Nadine.]] [[invoked]]%% In-work reference (note above). The miniseries bit is YMMV.
* WildCard: Harold refers to himself as this, and seems to embody the trope. [[spoiler: This proves bad for the people of Boulder]] and is also hinted [[spoiler:to be the reason why Flagg takes him down after he does his job.]]

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* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Harold becomes one when he reads Frannie's diary.]] diary]]. When he starts up the practice, many characters start to comment on how cheery he's become. Oh, if only they knew...
** It doesn't fool everybody. Nick refuses to give him a place on the council committee in Boulder because he thinks there's something unsettling and fake in his constant grinning and glad-handing. Mother Abagail doesn't like him, either.
* TheUnfavourite: His parents always frowned on his nerdy ways.
ways and doted on his pretty, more sociable sister.
* {{Wangst}}: Harold's bitterness over being picked on throughout his school years and his inability to just get over it ends up with [[spoiler:him falling to TheDarkSide.]] TheDarkSide]]. After realizing how accepted he's become in Boulder, he realizes that holding on to his old grudges is stupid and pathetic and resolves to change... but then, then [[spoiler:along comes Nadine.]] Nadine]]. [[invoked]]%% In-work reference (note above). The miniseries bit is YMMV.
* WildCard: Harold refers to himself as this, and seems to embody the trope. [[spoiler: This proves bad for the people of Boulder]] and is also hinted [[spoiler:to be the reason why Flagg takes him down after he does his job.]]job]].



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once he's done his job in Boulder and then escorted Nadine through the mountains, Flagg leaves a convenient oilslick in the road for him.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once he's done his job in Boulder and then escorted Nadine through the mountains, Flagg leaves a convenient oilslick in the road for him.]]him]].



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Flagg turns her hair white.
* MeaningfulName: Nadine [[RuleOfSymbolism Cross]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: Nadine's hair supernaturally turns white due to contact with Randall Flagg.

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: Her longterm psychic contacts with Flagg turns have been [[MysticalWhiteHair slowly turning her hair white.
white]] for years when the story begins. After a particularly harrowing one, the rest of it goes white all at once.
* MeaningfulName: Nadine [[RuleOfSymbolism Cross]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: Nadine's hair supernaturally turns white due to contact with Randall Flagg.
Cross]].



%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath

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%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:She goads Flagg into throwing her and their [[EnfantTerrible newly-conceived spawn]] off a balcony]].



* CreepyChild: He has some psychic powers which allow him to "know things".

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* CreepyChild: He has some psychic powers which allow him to "know things".things."



* TroubledChild: Naturally, because he lost his whole family in the plague and had to survive by himself for a long time.
* TheVoiceless: When we first meet him. He gets his voice back when he meets Mother Abagail.

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* TroubledChild: Naturally, because he lost his whole family in the plague and had to survive by himself for a long time.
himself.
* TheVoiceless: When we first meet him. him, he's reduced to growling and screaming. He gets his voice back slowly regains the ability to speak, finally becoming fully articulate when he meets Mother Abagail.



Dayna was traveling with other survivors when they were attacked by a group of rapists. Her friends were killed and she was the group's plaything until the day she and the other girls, along with Stu and Frannie's group, were able to overthrow them. Dayna is fiercely loyal and independent.

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Dayna was traveling with other survivors when they were attacked by a group gang of rapists. Her friends were killed and she was one of the group's plaything gang's playthings until the day she and the other girls, along with Stu and Frannie's group, were are able to overthrow them. Dayna is fiercely loyal and independent.



* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler: Found out as a spy and kills herself to avoid torture.]]

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* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler: Found She's found out as a spy and kills herself to avoid torture.]]torture]].



Lucy met and fell in love with Larry offscreen. She sees the best in him and tries to help him do the same.

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Lucy met meets Larry's group in her hometown of Enfield, New Hampshire. She and fell Larry fall in love with Larry offscreen. She sees the best in him and tries to help him do the same.



Rita was the wife of a rich man and never had to do anything herself until the Superflu hit. She met Larry in New York City and latched on to him. She can't deal with the horrors around her and depends on Larry heavily for support.

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Rita was the wife of a rich man and never had to do anything herself until the Superflu hit. She met meets Larry in New York City and latched on to latches onto him. She can't deal with the horrors around her and depends on Larry heavily for support.



%%* CollegeWidow
* DrivenToSuicide: The trauma of living through the plague eventually causes her to swallow an entire bottle of pills.

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%%* CollegeWidow
* CollegeWidow: Her husband died two years before the story begins, thus she's the first eligible woman Larry meets.
* DrivenToSuicide: The trauma of living through the plague eventually causes her to swallow an entire bottle of pills. Larry describes it as "seventy percent accident and thirty percent suicide."



%%* WidowWoman



%%* AsTheGoodBookSays
%%* BadassGrandpa

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%%* AsTheGoodBookSays
%%* BadassGrandpa
* AsTheGoodBookSays: He's quite familiar with the Bible and fond of quoting it; one of his first lines in the book is Job 7:1-4.
* BadassGrandpa: Eagerly sets off to spy on Flagg and [[spoiler:manages to kill one of the men Flagg sends after him despite having already been shot]].



%%* TheJudge

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%%* TheJudge* TheJudge: Well, he ''was'' a judge, and this is still how everyone thinks of him.



Susan was with Dayna in the group of girls gathered by rapists as playthings. She later was on the Free Zone Committee.

* TheArtifact: Susan seems to belong to the Boulder Free Zone committee [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only so that Fran Goldsmith isn't the only female member.]] Her only roles in the story include sharing dialogue and scenes with Dayna Jergens to display their friendship and finding a bitch for Kojak to mate with. She was one of the characters King struggled with during the hiatus whilst he was writing the book which led to...
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Gets abruptly blown up along with the rest of the committee to get the plot moving again.

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Susan was is with Dayna in the group of girls gathered by rapists as playthings. She She's later was on part of the Free Zone Committee.

committee.

* TheArtifact: Susan seems to belong to the Boulder Free Zone committee [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only so that Fran Goldsmith isn't the only female member.]] member]]. Her only roles in the story include sharing dialogue and scenes with Dayna Jergens Jurgens to display their friendship and finding a bitch for Kojak to mate with. She was one of the characters King struggled with during the hiatus whilst he was writing the book which led to...
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Gets abruptly blown up along with the rest several others of the committee to get the plot moving again.



* RapeAndRevenge: She manages to bash one of her rapists' head in with a shotgun.

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* RapeAndRevenge: She manages to bash one of her rapists' head heads in with a shotgun.



Randall Flagg, called The Dark Man, Legion, The Walkin' Dude, is the ultimate evil. He is the servant of the Devil himself. He haunts Superflu survivors' dreams and gathers an army of insane or frightened people to him. His smile can drive a man insane and he crucifies those who oppose or fail him.

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Randall Flagg, called The Dark Man, Legion, and The Walkin' Dude, is the ultimate evil. He is the servant of the Devil himself. He haunts Superflu survivors' dreams and gathers an army of insane or frightened people to him. His smile can drive a man insane and he crucifies those who oppose or fail him.



-->''He would read as his supper cooked over a small, smokeless campfire, it didn't matter what: words from some battered and coverless paperback porno novel, or maybe "Mein Kampf", or an R. Crumb comic book, or one of the baying reactionary position papers from the America Firsters or the Sons of the Patriots. When it came to the printed word, Flagg was an equal opportunity reader.''
* BigBad: When he takes over Las Vegas and plots to conquer the rest of the nation. ''The Dark Tower'' even states that he ''started'' the plague for fun.

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-->''He would read as his supper cooked over a small, smokeless campfire, it didn't matter what: words from some battered and coverless paperback porno novel, or maybe "Mein Kampf", ''Mein Kampf'', or an R. Crumb comic book, or one of the baying reactionary position papers from the America Firsters or the Sons of the Patriots. When it came to the printed word, Flagg was an equal opportunity reader.''
* BigBad: When he takes over Las Vegas and plots to conquer the rest of the nation. ''The Dark Tower'' ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower]]'' even states that he ''started'' the plague for fun.



* DarkMessiah: He seems to be this when he gets society back on its feet, though the Messiah part [[SubvertedTrope falls through]] when it's implied that, should his side win, everything will just...end.
* TheDragon: Ultimately one for the [[Franchise/TheDarkTower Crimson King.]]
* DreamWeaver. He's the opposite end to Mother Abigail, causing nightmares for those who would side with her and comforting dreams for those that would fall under his camp.

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* DarkMessiah: He seems to be this when he gets society back on its feet, though the Messiah part [[SubvertedTrope falls through]] when it's implied that, should his side win, everything will just... end.
* TheDragon: Ultimately one for the [[Franchise/TheDarkTower Crimson King.]]
King]].
* DreamWeaver. DreamWeaver: He's the opposite end number to Mother Abigail, Abagail, causing nightmares for those who would side with her and comforting dreams for those that would fall under his camp.



* EvilCounterpart: to Mother Abagail

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* EvilCounterpart: to To Mother AbagailAbagail.



* TheFaceless: At least how people see him in dreams, and expect him to look in person. Thus, one of his nicknames is The Man with No Face.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's extremely charming, but it's all a facade. Flagg is evil incarnate and bears nothing but hatred for everyone and everything.

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* TheFaceless: At least how people see him in dreams, and expect him to look in person. Thus, one of his nicknames is The Man with No Face.
Face. He doesn't ''seem'' to literally be one, but considering he's a HumanoidAbomination, who knows?
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's extremely charming, but it's all a facade.façade. Flagg is evil incarnate and bears nothing but hatred for everyone and everything.



* IconicItem: His cowboy boots. The clicking of cowboy boots against asphalt is a sign that you should run.

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* IconicItem: His cowboy boots. The clicking clocking of cowboy boots against asphalt is a sign that you should run.



-->''ďAre you so afraid of him you donít dare speak his name? Very well, Iíll say it for you. His name is Randall Flagg, also known as the darkman, also known as the tall man, also known as the Walkin Dude. Donít some of you call him that? Call him [[{{Satan}} Beelzebub]], because thatís his name, too. Call him [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] and [[Literature/TheBible Ahaz and Astaroth]]. Call him Ríyelah and [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Seti and Anubis]]. His name is legion and heís an apostate of hell and you men kiss his ass.Ē''

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-->''ďAre you so afraid of him you donít dare speak his name? Very well, Iíll say it for you. His name is Randall Flagg, also known as the darkman, dark man, also known as the tall man, also known as the Walkin Dude. Donít some of you call him that? that? ... Call him [[{{Satan}} Beelzebub]], because thatís his name, too. Call him [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] and [[Literature/TheBible Ahaz and Astaroth]]. Call him Ríyelah and [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Seti and Anubis]]. His name is legion and heís an apostate of hell and you men kiss his ass.Ē''



* ObviouslyEvil: It's interesting that half of the remaining population would want to live with Flagg. It helped that he [[FauxAffablyEvil could pass for an affable figure]] before he started to decompose.
* PerpetualSmiler: He has a wide grin on his face all the time, [[SlasherSmile and it scares the hell out of everyone.]]
* PowerFloats: His introductory scene shows that he discovered that he suddenly can do magic, and he floats above the road for a few minutes.

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* ObviouslyEvil: It's interesting that half of the remaining population would want to live with Flagg. It helped that he [[FauxAffablyEvil could pass for an affable figure]] before he started starts to decompose.
* OffscreenTeleportation: The Walkin' Dude seems to be able to be wherever he feels like. In one extreme example, Larry hears his footsteps in a town in Vermont when the story's established him as being on the other side of the country.
* PerpetualSmiler: He has a wide grin on his face all the time, [[SlasherSmile and it scares the hell out of everyone.]]
everyone]].
* PowerFloats: His introductory scene shows that he discovered him discovering that he suddenly can do magic, and he floats above the road for a few minutes.



* SmugSnake: Flagg spends a lot of time smirking and doesn't do much to prevent setbacks in his "plans".
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Wakes up on an unknown island after taking a nuke to the face, and begins presenting himself as a god to the locals.]]

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* SmugSnake: Flagg spends a lot of time smirking and doesn't do much to prevent setbacks in his "plans".
"plans."
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Wakes up on an unknown island after taking a nuke to the face, and begins presenting himself as a god to the locals.]]locals]].



Lloyd was a small-scale criminal until he met a fellow jailbird, Poke. Together they went on a killing spree until they were eventually caught and Poke was killed. Lloyd is trapped in jail when the Superflu hits and becomes Flagg's right hand man when he is rescued.

* AntiVillain: While he can commit some very bad crimes, he's really nothing more than a child in a man's body. He follows Flagg only because the guy saved him from starvation, and even then [[spoiler: he begins to doubt him when his plans start to crumble.]]

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Lloyd was a small-scale small-time criminal until he met a fellow jailbird, Poke. [[AxeCrazy Andrew]] "[[TriggerHappy Poke]]" Freeman. Together they went on a killing spree until they were they're eventually caught and Poke was is killed. Lloyd is trapped in jail when the Superflu hits and becomes Flagg's right hand man when he is rescued.

* AntiVillain: While he can commit commits some very bad crimes, he's really nothing more than a child in a man's body. He follows Flagg only because the guy saved saves him from starvation, and even then [[spoiler: he begins to doubt him when his plans start to crumble.]]crumble]].



* ReducedToRatburgers: Lloyd kills a rat in the prison, and hoards it in "just in case". He eventually eats it, leaving nothing but the bones and the tail (he tries to eat the latter, but it's too tough).

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* ReducedToRatburgers: Lloyd kills a rat in the prison, and hoards it in "just in case". case." He eventually eats it, leaving nothing but the bones and the tail (he tries to eat the latter, but it's too tough).



Donald Merwin Elbert, nicknamed Trashcan Man because of his childhood habit of burning trash cans, is a pyromaniac of the first order. All he wants is a place where he can blow things up unmolested. He fits right in with Flagg's crowd and becomes undyingly loyal to Flagg.

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Donald Merwin Elbert, nicknamed Trashcan Man because of his childhood habit of burning setting fires in trash cans, is a pyromaniac of the first order. All he wants is a place where he can blow things up unmolested. He fits right in with Flagg's crowd and becomes undyingly loyal to Flagg.



* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Blows up half of Gary, Indiana after the plague hits just for fun.
* EvilCounterpart: To Tom Cullen

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* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Blows up half of Gary, Indiana after the plague hits hits, just for fun.
* EvilCounterpart: To Tom CullenCullen.



* GogglesDoNothing: They don't help with radiation induced blindness and hair loss.
%%* GollumMadeMeDoIt

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* GogglesDoNothing: They don't help with radiation induced radiation-induced blindness and hair loss.
%%* GollumMadeMeDoIt* GollumMadeMeDoIt: He has several moments where he struggles to do the sane thing out of self-preservation, but his madness is just too powerful.



%%* ManChild
%%* MinorInsultMeltdown

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%%* ManChild
%%* MinorInsultMeltdown
* ManChild: He's technically an adult, but his mental problems, particularly his lack of self-control, make him come off as a child.
* MinorInsultMeltdown: Even the slightest ribbing is enough to send him into a tailspin of traumatic flashbacks and cause him to lash out.



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Trash's]] plans to redeem himself by seeking the [[spoiler:[[DeusExNukina Big Fire]]]] to destroy the people of Boulder.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Trash's]] plans His plan to redeem himself by seeking the [[spoiler:[[DeusExNukina Big Fire]]]] to destroy the people of Boulder.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Trashcan Man]] proves to be the ultimate instrument of destruction after he [[GollumMadeMeDoIt finally snaps]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Flagg feels sorry for him]] and wants him painlessly executed...[[invoked]] %% In-work reference, this trope is only marginally YMMV

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Trashcan Man]] proves Proves to be the ultimate instrument of destruction after he [[GollumMadeMeDoIt finally snaps]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Flagg feels sorry for him]] and wants him painlessly executed...[[invoked]] %% In-work reference, this trope is only marginally YMMV



* CoolCar: Drives a ridiculously tricked-out Deuce Coupe and '''will not''' abandon it, even when trapped in the Rocky Mountains.

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* CoolCar: Drives a ridiculously tricked-out Deuce Coupe deuce coupe and '''will not''' abandon it, even when trapped in the Rocky Mountains.



* FanOfThePast: Of the 50's to be specific.
* ForTheEvulz: His motivations in a nutshell is that everything he does is for the hell of it.
* {{Greaser Delinquents|}}: He's straight out of the 50's, and it helps that [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed he really is straight out of the 50's]].

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* FanOfThePast: Of the 50's '50s to be specific.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems cool and even likeable for all of one scene, but quickly proves to be a twisted sadist with a horrible temper.
* ForTheEvulz: His motivations motivation in a nutshell is that everything he does is for the hell of it.
* {{Greaser Delinquents|}}: He's straight out of the 50's, '50s, and it helps that [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed he really is straight out of the 50's]].'50s]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Repeatedly threatens to kill Trash for stupid reasons like spilling a beer or [[ShootTheMessenger telling him that the road ahead is blocked]].



* LastStand: [[spoiler: The discovery of his body reveals that he not only shot several of the wolves surrounding him, but managed to strangle the one that killed him.]]

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* LastStand: [[spoiler: The discovery of his body reveals that he not only shot several of the wolves surrounding him, but managed to strangle the one that killed him.]]him]].



* TheStarscream: He intends to get to Las Vegas, scope out the situation, kill Flagg, and take over for himself. [[spoiler:Too bad he never got there.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He is obsessed with Coors beer, and says multiple times "I'd ''piss'' Coors if I could". It's even plot-relevant, as he chooses to drive through Colorado just to pass the Coors brewery in Golden.

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* TheStarscream: He intends to get to Las Vegas, scope out the situation, kill Flagg, and take over for himself. [[spoiler:Too bad he never got there.]]
there]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He is obsessed with Coors beer, and says multiple times "I'd ''piss'' Coors if I could". could." It's even plot-relevant, as he chooses to drive through Colorado just to pass the Coors brewery in Golden.Golden. Later on, he switches to Rebel Yell chased with Pepsi.



* [[EveryoneHasStandards Even Sluts Have Standards]]: Despite the the fact that she ReallyGetsAround. Julie considers the Rat-Man too creepy even for her to sleep with.
* JailBait: It isn't made clear if she is legal but she is described as having acne and poorly thought out aspirations, much like a BrattyTeenageDaughter.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Woman-Child]]

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* [[EveryoneHasStandards Even Sluts Have Standards]]: Despite the the fact that she ReallyGetsAround. ReallyGetsAround, Julie considers the Rat-Man too creepy even for her to sleep with.
* JailBait: It isn't made clear if she is legal but she is described as having acne and poorly thought out thought-out aspirations, much like a BrattyTeenageDaughter.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Woman-Child]]Woman-Child]]: If she ''is'' older than a youngish teen, she's incredibly immature.



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: She says she's 17, but Nick thinks she's aging herself up and is more like 14 or 15. She carries herself like an experienced bar-slut but Nick realizes that her brazen sexuality is just a symptom of her real problem: bug-nuts insanity.

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: She says she's 17, seventeen, but Nick thinks she's aging herself up and is more like 14 fourteen or 15.fifteen. She carries herself like an experienced bar-slut but Nick realizes that her brazen sexuality is just a symptom of her real problem: bug-nuts insanity.



%%* HeelFaceDoorSlam
* OnlySaneMan: He is the only one to see what a monster Flagg is and tries to stop him.
%%* PunchClockVillain
%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath

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%%* HeelFaceDoorSlam
* HeelFaceDoorSlam[=/=]RedemptionEqualsDeath: Turns on Flagg at the last minute. [[spoiler:Flagg fries his face with lightning and he collapses; the ball of lightning is what sets off the nuke]].
* OnlySaneMan: He is the only one to see sees what a monster Flagg is is, and rather than running away, tries to stop turn his other followers against him.
%%* PunchClockVillain
%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* PunchClockVillain: He works for Flagg, but he's still got a functioning moral compass.



%%* TeamChef

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%%* TeamChef* TeamChef: Becomes the cook at the MGM Grand Hotel after Flagg takes over.



A gate guard at Project Blue Campion is PatientZero for the virus and unwittingly spreads it to the rest of the world.

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A gate guard at Project Blue Blue. Campion is PatientZero for the virus and unwittingly spreads it to the rest of the world.world.


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* AntiVillain: He oversaw the development of the Superflu and resorts to horrifying measures to cover it up, but he never seems to actually be malicious, instead doing everything out of a sense of loyalty and necessity.
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* HeroicSacrifice : One of the four who are sent on a quest to meet Flagg, Ralph dies when the nuke goes off over Vegas.

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* HeroicSacrifice : One of the four who are sent on a quest to meet Flagg, Ralph dies when the nuke goes off over in Vegas.


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* TheFaceless: At least how people see him in dreams, and expect him to look in person. Thus, one of his nicknames is The Man with No Face.
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